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Sabrina Winters

Charlotte Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Pre-Planning a Funeral - Why Children Should Encourage Their Parents To Do It

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    I over-heard something while attending a health fair the other day at a retirement community. An older adult child was attending the fair with her older parents; if I had to guess they were in their early 70's. Mom stopped to talk to me about why she needed a will at her "old age...

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  2. How To Obtain Death Certificates

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    The loss of a loved one may be a very difficult and frustrating time for some. If you have recently lost a loved we are sorry for your loss. The steps to take now can be overwhelming, but requesting a death certificate is a great place to get started. You will need a death certif...

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  3. Ways To Approach Tough Conversations With Mom and Dad

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    When meeting with a wills and trusts lawyer for the first time, many adult children realize that they have no idea where their parents stand in terms of having the right plans in place to protect their assets and wishes if something happens to them. Do their parents have a will o...

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  4. 5 Topics To Discuss With Elderly Parents

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    As a child, I don't like to think about my parents potentially needing to be cared for in a nursing home or myself or my siblings needing to make an end of life decision for them. But the reality is that this is a likely possibility. I want to address some topics to discuss when...

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  5. Things To Know About A Revocable Living Trust

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    There are advantages as well as disadvantages of having a Revocable Living Trust. Listed below are what I believe to be benefits and disadvantages. Advantages of a Revocable Living Trust 1. Avoids Probate Probate is the legal process for transferring your property ...

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  6. 4 Reasons Why Young Professionals Need An Estate Plan

    Written by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    As a North Carolina estate planning attorney, I know young professionals have a lot to think aboutstarting their careers, buying their first home, starting a family. All of these accomplishments are just the beginning of many bigger life events to come. So it is a rare day when s...

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  7. What is a Codicil in North Carolina?

    Video posted by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    There are certain changes to a Last Will and Testament that can be made via a Codicil. However, you should consult with an attorney as to what he or she feels those particular changes are. Often times, it may be the better option to create a new Last Will and Testament with the p...

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  8. What is a Last Will and Testament and Who Should Have One

    Video posted by attorney Sabrina Winters, about 3 years ago.

    What is a Will? A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that allows you to control how and to whom your property passes at your death. It is pre-planning on your part to have your affairs in order so that your family does not bear the weight of making difficult decisions ...

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